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Ernest Hemingway, Wine, and Albariño

While I've had a few New World (i.e., other than Europe) Albariños that have been very good, none quite meet the high bar set by Albariños that come from Rías Baixas, Spain, especially from the Val do Salnés region.

Having a (Really) Bad Day – and WSET2 Results!

I’m happy to announce that I passed the Wines and Spirits Education Trust Level II with Distinction!

Old Vegas Dining is Alive and Well!

I highly encourage anyone who loves Italian food to try this vintage hidden gem.

My First Las Vegas Golden Knights Hockey Game!

Their first game was just days after 1 October, the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The Knights embraced Las Vegas and Vegas fiercely embraced them back. The rest, as they say, is history.

In Search of English Wines

I have been to the UK on many occasions, and I even lived there for a while.  However, I realized that I had never had an English wine.

My Day in Paso Robles. Yes. One Day.

The fragrance of rain-washed air can't be beaten by anything, and the sleep that I got - squeaky mattress notwithstanding - was some of the best I've had in ages.

Ernest Hemingway, Wine, and Albariño

While I've had a few New World (i.e., other than Europe) Albariños that have been very good, none quite meet the high bar set by Albariños that come from Rías Baixas, Spain, especially from the Val do Salnés region.

DTH* – My New Muse Wine, 2017 Justin Rosé

I often get confused looks when I ask my friends what do they do with leftover wine. Apparently, that’s a foreign concept.

2007 Wind Gap Nebbiolo – Can Cali Finally Compete?

Could Nebbiolo be my secret affair wine? Am I cheating on Pinot Noir?

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part eight)

Along the way we were serenaded by the grunts of hippos in the water, the trumpets of elephants on shore, and the toots of Egyptian geese flying overhead.

Is Las Vegas Losing Her NYE Mojo? We’re Number FIVE?!? WTF!

By the way, the least expensive place to spend NYE on a budget is Gilbert, AZ. I know. Me neither.

PNFS* – And There’s More Just for Locals!

There are more projects in the pipeline, and we're going to be inundated. Get used to it. It's good for the economy and for jobs. Okay. Whatever.

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part eight)

Along the way we were serenaded by the grunts of hippos in the water, the trumpets of elephants on shore, and the toots of Egyptian geese flying overhead.

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part Seven – Safari Week)

The wine country surrounding Cape Town would be for me; the safari in Sabi Sands would be for her; Victoria Falls in Zambia would be for us.

Ernest Hemingway, Wine, and Albariño

While I've had a few New World (i.e., other than Europe) Albariños that have been very good, none quite meet the high bar set by Albariños that come from Rías Baixas, Spain, especially from the Val do Salnés region.

Old Vegas Dining is Alive and Well!

I highly encourage anyone who loves Italian food to try this vintage hidden gem.

DTH* – My New Muse Wine, 2017 Justin Rosé

I often get confused looks when I ask my friends what do they do with leftover wine. Apparently, that’s a foreign concept.

2007 Wind Gap Nebbiolo – Can Cali Finally Compete?

Could Nebbiolo be my secret affair wine? Am I cheating on Pinot Noir?

Honeymoon, Africa, Cape Town, and Wine! (Part eight)

Along the way we were serenaded by the grunts of hippos in the water, the trumpets of elephants on shore, and the toots of Egyptian geese flying overhead.

Finally! But Wait! There’s More!

Naturally, as long as there are events in Vegas, I'm going to try my darnedest to get to them!
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